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Scientific Name Tetracamphilius notatus  (Nichols & Griscom, 1917)
Common Name
Type Locality Faradje, Orientale Province, Congo.
Synonym(s) Amphilius notatus
Etymology From the Greek tetra meaning four and akis meaning point, in reference to the multicuspid teeth, and Amphilius a generical name for this group of catfishes. 
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Size 33mm or 1.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This genus differs from all other amphiliiids in having pedicellate jaw teeth with a fan-shaped distal end typically armed with two to six tiny flattened triangular cusps.Triangular adipose fin, slender caudal peduncle , caudal fin deeply forked with the lower lobe slightly larger than upper.

These fish have a light possibly beige base coloration with the upper surface of the head darker and areas of pigmentation along the back. A darker spot is visible above the start of the anal fin and below the adipose fin, extending to the mid-flank.
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Distribution Africa: Ubangui River and Lufira River in Congo River basin.
African Waters, Congo, Ubangi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo, Upper Congo, Lualaba, Lufira (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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Furniture Appear to prefer sandy bottoms and fast flowing water.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History v. 37 (art. 25), pp 715, Fig. 24.
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Last Update 2020 Nov 19 15:03 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 04:51)